Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Dr. Carl Backer, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Carl Backer, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Mayo Med Sch in 1980 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

225 E Chicago Ave Ste 22

Chicago, IL 60611

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

3  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases

1  Procedures

  • Heart Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Mayo Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Backer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Backer's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Backer to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
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  • 3
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Dr. Backer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He is the best top notch Doctor, if you want the best in his field he's the guy! He did surgery on my granddaughter last week lil Camry. We owe him more then a thank you he's a wonderful man and we are so greatful!! Thank you Dr. Backer
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Dr. Backer is an amazing and gifted surgeon. I have been his patient for 21 years. He has performed five procedures on me within this time frame. He communicates effectively so that you understand what exactly is going on with your treatment plan. He always responds to your calls and emails...more
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